This page contains a couple of links to mostly Excel related sites I find useful.
If you have suggestions for additions or find defective links, please let me know.
Newsgroups and fora
Let me start with the most important ones, Newsgroups and fora.
Compuserve's Office Forum: Ask your questions about any Microsoft Office product here. Moderated newsgroup.
Microsoft MSDN Forums: The MSDN forums (aimed at developers and VBA programming) operated by Microsoft.
Microsoft's Excel user forums: The user forums operated by Microsoft.
Eileen's Lounge: Very lively forum on lots of Microsoft software, including Office.
Excel related links
Decision Models - Advanced Microsoft Excel Consultancy and Solution Development: A wealth of information on Excel's calculation engine. Also the co-author of the Name Manager. Decision models sells a very useful add-in called :
FastExcel V3: An excellent product to optimise your Excel model!
There are 3 major products in the FastExcel V3 family which are targeted at different types of useage, and allow you to only buy the tools you need:
FastExcel V3 Profiler
The Profiler gives you a comprehensive set of tools focussed on finding and prioritising calculation bottlenecks. If your spreadsheet takes more than a few seconds to calculate you need FastExcel profiler to find out and prioritize the reasons for the slow calculation. Profiling Drill-Down Wizard, Profile Workbook, Profile Worksheet, Profile Formulas, Map Cross-References
FastExcel V3 Manager
FastExcel Manager contains tools to help you build, debug and maintain Excel workbooks.
Name Manager Pro - an invaluable tool for manaing Defined Names and Tables
Formula Viewer/Editer - a better way of editing and debugging more complex formulas.
Workbook - Cleaner - Trim down any excess bloat in your workbooks
Where-Used Maps - See where your Defined Names, Number Formats and Styles are being used
SpeedTools provides you with a state-of-the-art tool-kit to help you speed up your Excel Calculations
Calculation timing tools for workbooks, worksheets, and ranges
Additional calculations modes to enhance control of calculation so that you only calculate what needs to be calculated.
90 superfast multi-threaded functions
Faster and more powerful Lookups and List comparisons
Multi-condition filtering and Distinct formulas to eliminate many slow SUMPRODUCT and Array formulas
Enhanced functions for Array handling, text, mathematics, sorting, information and logic
My Online training hub; Courses by Excel MVP Mynda Treacy
Peltier Tech Chart Utility for Excel; The best charting tool ever!
Peltier Tech (Jon Peltier): Excellent pages on how to create charts you thought were impossible with Excel.
Peltier Tech Blog: Jon's blog on Charting in Excel.
ModelOff: ModelOff is a fun, innovative and professional competition for students and professionals to develop and test their financial modeling skills against their friends, colleagues and top modelers from around the world. Participants from over 100 countries progress through two Online Qualification Rounds with a Live Finals Event held in New York.
Infotron: Dealing well with Excel yourself, but want to understand, validate and improve your spreadsheets?
MZTools The best VBA programming productivity tool on the planet!
Andrew's Excel Utilities: One of the most comprehensive set of Excel productivity tools on the planet!
The Excel Blog By Microsoft: news and tips on the latest and greatest from Microsoft.
Office Automation (Stephen Bullen): An excellent site that hosts many good examples of how to do the impossible with Excel.
Nick Hodge's site: Various informative pages, especially on VBA.
Pearson Software Consulting Services (Chip Pearson): An excellent site with a wealth of information about Excel, including many advanced topics.
Ron de Bruin's Excel Page: If you want to send mail using lists in Excel, this is your starting point. Also the home of the Google search utility for Excel.
Daily Dose of Excel (By Dick Kusleika): One of the web's best Excel Blogs with daily tips.
AJP Excel Information (by Andy Pope): Some very nice charting examples, VBA examples and utilities.
xlDynamic.com (By Bob Philips): Very interesting Excel VBA and formula examples.
Excel user (By Charley Kyd): Has interesting articles, about OLAP and Excel, about dashboard reporting and runs a monthly newsletter.
XL-Dennis: Very nice blog about Excel and .NET.
TrumpExcel (By Sumit Bansal): Tutorials (blog posts and videos) covering various topics such as Excel Tips, VBA Tips, Charting Tips, Dashboard Tips, Pivot Table, and Templates. Site hasmore than 350+ tutorials!
Excel hero (Daniel Ferry): Great Excel blog; intriguing downloads.
Infotron (Felienne Hermans) The very first website I know of which enables you to upload your spreadsheet models after which you receive a free analysis of how well you designed your formulas and such. Highly recommended for anyone building spreadsheets.
Expert Excel and Access Consultants and Trainers: If you need an Access or Excel expert, this site has a list of many of them (including myself).
Excel Tutorial: Free online Excel courses. Learn at your own speed.
Best Excel Resources on the Web: An ever growing list of Excel resources on the web maintained by Rick Grantham.
Excel Training: Quick and easy to follow Excel tutorials. By Tomasz Decker.
Excel Tutorial with GIFs from Udemy: This tutorial helps you learn excel by using text and GIFs, and covers beginner and intermediate concepts.
Acuity Training: Acuity Training offers high quality classroom based Excel courses in the UK.
PDF Converter Blog: Learn Excel online with these resources for self-study learners.
Vena is an Enterprise Solution, that automates any 'mission-critical' finance, accounting or business process while allowing users to remain completely inside MS Excel. Here is a quick visual: Vena in 90 Seconds
ExcelChamps A nice Excel blog run by Puneet Gogia
spreadsheeto.com Blog run by two Danish friends
Excel & VBA Tutorial Comprehensive and detailed tutorials covering a variety of Excel topics, including formulas and functions, and VBA/development.
Excelusive.com Great material on Charting and dashboards in Excel by David Hoppe.
excelunplugged.com Great Excel site and Blog by Gašper Kamenšek from Slovenia
www.wallstreetmojo.com Offers a free course on financial modelling in Excel
Excel University Excel University shows how to use Excel to maximize efficiency, automate recurring processes, and get your work done in less time.
Acuity Training is a leading Excel training provider in the UK, running training centres in London and Guildford. For more details of its Excel courses click here
Luc Heyndrickx's site: Interesting downloads and valuable lessons on Excel, all in Dutch.
www.excelexperts.nl: Blog of Excel experts Nederland
excellentias.com, a blog written in spanish, full of articles, tutorials, tips, courses and great resources to learn how to get the best out of Microsoft Excel.
Excel MVP sites
This is a list maintained by fellow MVP teylyn. Note that you can filter and sort this list directly on this page!
Commercial links and freeware
VBADiff by Technicana: VBADiff reads your VBA Projects and compares their contents, to show you the differences in the VBA code. Just drag-and-drop two documents into VBADiff - any modules with different code appear in red. Any new or renamed modules appear in blue. Double-click on a module to see a comparison of the code using your favourite code Diff tool.
Convert PDF to Excel Online: A free tool to convert pdf files to Excel files. Very easy to use!
Add-ins.com: has over 50 Excel add-ins that make Excel easier to use and save you time, plus downloadable books (full of examples) on how to write Excel macros. The add-ins range from the Spreadsheet Assistant, which adds many time saving features to Excel, to specialized add-ins like the Risk Analyzer and Duplicate Finder.
Synkronizer: Commercial Add-in to track differences between Excel files.
DuplicatesRemover: The DuplicatesRemover finds and removes duplicates from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
Computergaga Excel Training: Excel guides and quizzes aimed at the Excel beginner through to an advanced level.Quick-XL simplifies data entry in Excel: Quick-XL is an Excel add-in for entering data into Excel spreadsheets. It is designed to provide a highly ergonomic way to get data entered as quickly as possible. Quick-XL works in businesses of all sizes. Best news, the cost is under $10/yr.
MTools Ultimate Excel Add-In: The Excel Add-in MTools Ultimate is the essential software, that significantly enhances the capabilities of Excel. It provides the users with a broad and carefully selected collection of time-saving tools. Even Excel novices will make spreadsheets significantly faster and more reliable than many Excel experts. Use MTools and impress your boss with the speed and the reliability of your work or enjoy your newly gained free time by finishing your job faster than expected.
MVP related links
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional: The official Microsoft site about the MVP program.
Website design links
I followed Tina and Pat's course on migrating Frontpage sites to Expression web and I must say the course was worth every penny. Excellent material, very helpful and knowledgable instructors.
OpenGate Software - Microsoft Access Tools: Great tools for Access Developers
Online Math degrees: A blog article with one hundred links to statistical sites. Highly recommended!
Statsoft Electronic Statistics Textbook: The most comrehensive statistics guide I know of.